Posts Tagged ‘Kareena Kapoor’

Netflix has just added the 2012 film “Heroine”, starring Kareena Kapoor, to its collection of Bollywood movies, and I just had to capture some screen shots and break down this particular look from the film (in which Mahi Arora meets her PR agent). Not only had I absolutely loved it within the context of the movie, but I also had a makeup request from one of my readers specifically for this very scene!

To begin, make sure you have a flawless base. Apply a primer (a sunscreen would be appropriate, considering Bebo is sitting by the poolside), follow with your favorite foundation or tinted moisturizer. Concealer isn’t necessary for this; you’ll want to appear even-toned, but don’t need to go all-out to conceal darkness, since you’re going for a natural, no-makeup feel.

This look is marked by Kareena’s ethereal “perfection complexion”, raspberry-tinted cheeks, and a pretty and unassuming lipstick. Sweep a cool pink blush (MAC Powder Blush in Coygirl) over the apples of your cheeks and blend. Apply a sweet pink lipstick (MAC Lipstick in Sweetie). Make the look authentic with medium brown, wind-swept locks. Curl a few tendrils of your hair here and there and loosely tie the rest back.


Kareena’s understated eye makeup is actually similar to a look sported by Priyanka Chopra in Fashion. Her lids and crease are swept with a neutral light brown shadow (pick a color that is only one or two shades darker than your skintone). A faint dusting of highlighter powder (e.g. MAC Eye Shadow in Shroom, Ricepaper) is applied over the upper lashes in a line of medium thickness. This is followed by a line of black gel eyeliner (MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack). Curl lashes, apply mascara, and you’re all set!

What was your favorite look from the movie?

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Reigning queen of Bollywood Kareena Kapoor Khan is no stranger to the spotlight. Born into one of Bollywood’s oldest acting clans, the Kapoor family, Kareena was raised on film sets. Her sister, Karisma Kapoor, was a leading actress of ’90s cinema, and when Kareena– nicknamed Bebo– entered the industry, no one expected anything less than superstardom.

During her 12-year career, Bebo has garnered acting awards, critical acclaim (Omkara), and won the hearts of the masses (Jab We Met). In her recent marriage with actor Saif Ali Khan, Kareena has added the powerful “Khan” surname to the already weighty “Kapoor”– a sure indicator of greater heights to come.


Kareena with sister Karisma (left) and mother Babita (center)

Kareena has been long envied for her fair, luminous complexion. She attributes her glowing skin to genetics (“My mom is beautiful, so it is also my parents who have gifted me with beautiful skin”) and drinking plenty of water throughout the day (“I try to drink at least 6-8 glasses of boiled water every day”). Kareena adds, “I also do little things to help my skin…. I use as little makeup as possible in my films as well as in daily life. The first thing I do after coming back from the sets is to get rid of the war paint.”

The striking actress takes a less-is-more approach to skincare, proclaiming that she “doesn’t believe in facials” and avoiding pancake makeup and creams for their chemical content. She uses a Lancome face wash and moisturizes with Sisley Hydra-Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration Moisturiser and Clarins HydraQuench Rich Cream in cold weather. She chooses a Clarins sunscreen when she hits the beach. Among fragrances, she loves Jean Paul Gaultier and prefers Un Jardin en Méditerranée by Hermes for special occasions.

Bebo is a very vocal advocate for vegetarianism, which she was turned on to by ex-boyfriend and fellow co-star Shahid Kapoor. Says Kareena: “I don’t eat meat and that has helped me a lot to keep fit. I am proud to be a vegetarian and I am against those who eat meat. Go green to be fit, that’s the best way for me at least.” Speaking more specifically about her diet plan, she says, “[I] believe in eating lots of green vegetables, like spinach, fenugreek and broccoli. I eat healthy meals with lots of whole grains and don’t cut down on carbs. I eat every 2-3 hours. At night, I usually have dal, vegetables, curd and roti or brown rice.”

Kareena’s dietician Rujuta Diwekar, who helped get her in “size zero” shape for her famous bikini scene in the 2008 film Tashan, revealed that the secret to Bebo’s hot bod was “hot yoga, Pilates, cardio and a wholesome, healthy diet”.

This special weight loss diet program (lasting eight months) included “upma, poha, parantha (without oil) or milk and muesli for breakfast. In the afternoon, [Kareena snacked] on a brown bread sandwich. Lunch was roti, sabji and dal (without oil). An evening snack was either upma or idli. Dinner was again roti, sabji, dal or soup.” Kareena also consumed calcium and vitamin B supplements and snacked on packets of peanuts, chana, yogurt, and soymilk.

Kareena practicing yoga with her husband and fitness instructor

Nowadays, to keep her figure trim and fit, Kareena performs ashtanga and power yoga for an hour every day. On days that she is working, she does 80 suryanamaskars (sun salutations); on days she is not working, she completes 100 suryanamaskars.


1) Nude, flawless skin

Kareena is always at her best when she is flaunting her perfect peaches ‘n’ cream complexion. “During the day,” admits Bebo, “I like to wear no makeup at all.” To emulate, keep eye and lip makeup at a minimum (often, Kareena keeps sunglasses on and lets her skin do the talking). Use a matte powder foundation (like MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation) or a concealer followed by a translucent powder to keep the skin from looking oily. Apply a lip balm without shine to finish. You’ll want to look like you’re not wearing makeup. Be sure to keep your hair (and eyebrows) well-groomed for this look, or else you’ll risk looking sloppy, instead of effortless.

2) Shades of bronze and peach

Kareena’s go-to makeup look includes kohl-lined eyes, a peachy lipstick, and peachy-bronze blusher. As Kareena told Vogue India: “My eyes have never failed me. So I usually concentrate on doing them up. For a night out, I accentuate them with a shimmery silver or champagne eyeshadow. I love a smoky-eyed look with Yves Saint Laurent Wood Brown Long-Lasting Eye Pencil.” She also uses Chanel Noir Le Crayon Kohl (“I can’t live without my kohl pencil.”) She curls her lashes and uses “lots of Yves Saunt Laurent Faux Cils Mascara“.

“One makeup trick I believe in,” says Kareena, “is to use bronzer…that’s because I love a dusky complexion.” In her handbag she always carries her favorite MAC Improper Copper Cream Colour Base, and for her lips, she chooses a pale peach or pink lipstick– often MAC Cherish Lipstick or MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick, which she says “goes with anything”.

3) Red lips, black liner

This heroine is not afraid to go bold with her lipstick (remember Chameli?), which is all well and good, because she knows how to rock a red lip. Kareena experiments with her reds, choosing anything from a deep, bluish matte red to a semi-matte bright orange red. Head to the makeup counter and pick one that suits your skintone! Finish the look with a matte bronzer under the cheekbones and a sweep of black gel eyeliner (MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack) to form a subtle cat-eye. Curl your lashes and apply lots of mascara.


“I love oiling my hair with a mix of almond, castor, coconut and olive oils,” says Kareena. “I do this once a month. I use a Kerastase shampoo specifically for dry hair, and follow it with a blow-dry.”

Kareena keeps her hair long and layered, colored in a dark chocolate brown or black shade. Celebrity hairstylist Pompy Hans says of Bebo’s preferred hair style: “She prefers bouncy blow-dry for her everyday look. We use good voluminising products like L’Oreal or Tigi. I use a root booster and volume hairspray.” On her off-days, he says, she likes to messily pile her hair up with a rubber band.

And that’s how you can use diet, exercise, makeup, and hair styling to look just like Bollywood celebrity Kareena Kapoor Khan. Let us know what you think and if there are any other celebrities you’d like to learn more about!

Sources for this post included (in no particular order): Vogue India, Bwood Beauty, Wonderwoman.in, Masala, and Pinkvilla.

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Saw this photo of Kareena Kapoor prepping for a shoot of her item song in Heroine called “Halkat Jawani” and instantly loved the lip look! To emulate, try MAC Lipstick in CB96, a beautiful frosty pink-orange shade.

Can’t wait for this movie.

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To get Kareena Kapoor‘s makeup look in the song “Dildara” from the 2011 film Ra. One (co-starring Shahrukh Khan), sweep a beige eyeshadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Kid) over the lids. Using a brown eye pencil, lightly line the lower lashline. Heavily line the upper lashline and create a wing (as seen in the video below at 0:52). Curl lashes and apply mascara.

Finish the look with a natural pink-plum blush (MAC Powder Blush in Breath of Plum) and pink lipstick (MAC Lipstick in Sweetie).

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Kareena Kapoor sports a few different lipsticks in the 2011 Bollywood film “Bodyguard” (co-starring Salman Khan), including her trusty MAC Lipstick in Cherish, but what made her look in the movie truly special was the pretty bright pink lipstick she paired with colorful Indian attire (try MAC Lipstick in Lustering). Wear with a light pink blush and kohl-rimmed eyes.

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One of our lovely readers requested Kareena Kapoor‘s look in the 2012 Bollywood rom-com “Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu”, co-starring Imran Khan.

In EMAET, Bebo stuck to her classic kohl-lined eyes and nude lips makeup look, worn in many of her hit films (including Jab We Met and 3 Idiots). To start, apply concealer to dark spots, undereye circles, and at the corners of the lips. Using a sponge, apply a powder foundation (MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation) for a medium-to-full coverage matte face. Now you have your clean base!

Kareena’s eye makeup, while bold and dark, is simple to emulate. Sweep a peachy-beige eyeshadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Orb) over the eyelids if desired. Using an angled brush, apply a black gel eyeliner (MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack) in the upper and lower waterlines and on the upper and lower lashlines. Curl lashes, apply your favorite mascara, and you’re done! Use a moist toilette makeup remover to swipe away any fallout from the liner on your cheeks if necessary.

Finish the look with just a hint of a pink blush on the apples of the cheeks (MAC Powder Blush in Dame for fairer skintones; MAC Powder Blush in Mocha for darker skintones) and Kareena’s favorite lipstick of all time: MAC Lipstick in Cherish. Voila!

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All of India’s talking about Kareena Kapoor‘s smoking hot look in the Akon song “Chammak Challo”, from the upcoming Bollywood film “Ra. One”, co-starring Shahrukh Khan.

To look like Bebo, thoroughly conceal any darkness or blemishes with concealer and mattify with a powder foundation. Sweep a neutral light brown eyeshadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Era) over the eyelid and blend a medium to dark brown eyeshadow (MAC Eye Shadow in Cork) over the outer-third of the lids. Line the lower waterline and upper lashline generously with a black gel liner (MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack). Curl lashes and apply your favorite mascara.

Blend a light peach blush on the apples of your cheeks (MAC Powder Blush in Peaches) and finish the look with a creamy peach-nude lipstick (MAC Lipstick in Freckletone).

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